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Extract from Northants Evening Telegraph 5 January 2017
IRIS SHARMAN MBE


VOLUNTEER WHO 'NEVER STANDS STILL' GETS MBE
A Burton Latimer volunteer who "never stands still" has been made an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Iris Sharman, 84, has won recognition for services to young people and the community in Burton Latimer.

Iris Sharman pictured volunteering at a charity coffee morning in 2012 Photo showing 1987 St Mary's Youth Group reaching the heights  with Nicola Harlow, Sharon Deacon, Caroline Smith, Caroline Mutlow, Iris Sharman, Julie Sharman, Simon Wright, Stephen Boyce
2012 Iris Sharman (back centre) pictured volunteering at a charity coffee morning
1987 St Mary's Youth Group reach the heights
Standing: Nicola Harlow, Sharon Deacon, Caroline Smith, Caroline Mutlow, Iris Sharman, Julie Sharman
In front: Simon Wright, Stephen Boyce


Photo showing Burton Latimer Charities Fund Gala Committee and Queen in 1960 showing Mr A Sellaars, Iris Sharman, Mrs Rickards, Alf Caffrey, Frank Wright, Mrs Villette, David Mayes, Albert Morby, Mrs Millie Saddingtoni Guide Leaders taking a rest during a visit to Switserland in 2006 showing Lisa Knight, Iris Sharman and Bridget Stokes (Burton Latimer) and Evelyn Jarrett
1960 Burton Latimer Charities Fund
Gala Committee and Queen
Back Row: Mr A Sellars (Bank Manager),
Iris Sharman, Mrs Rickards, Alf Caffrey,
Frank Wright, Mrs Villette, David Mayes, Albert Morby, Mrs Millie Saddington
Seated: Barbara Marlow, Peggy Hull (Queen), Davina Cooper
2006 Guide Leaders taking a rest during a visit to Switzerland
Lisa Knight, Iris Sharman and Bridget Stokes (Burton Latimer) and Evelyn Jarrett

Her brother, Trevor, says the MBE is thoroughly deserved. He said: "I am very happy for her. She started helping out donkey's years ago as she was a staunch supporter of Burton's football team and was involved in their youth teams. She was in the St John Ambulance until she retired and since then she has gone into primary schools to help the children to read. "Iris never sits still. She's always doing something."

Iris has lived in Burton Latimer for her whole life and in the same house for 78 years.

Individual Shoes, Alexandra Street
Gladys Neville, Iris Sharman, Mary Key (Shrives),
Pat Stairs (Irons) Edie Darby, Phyllis Fuller (Nobles),
Lil Beeby, Connie Wade

Family friend Pat Woolmer was delighted to hear of her recognition. She said: "She is the most amazing person I have ever met. I can't begin to tell you how much she has done for the community. She's helped at schools, playschools, the Royal British Legion, community groups, you name it. She just quietly turns up and works. Iris never asks for anything and she never wants anything. She is what we call a friend of Burton Latimer. I'm so pleased."
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